Category: Asia

Malaysia Travel Budget for One Week

What is the cost of travel in Malaysia for one week? Short answer: not much at all. Long answer: My trip to Malaysia was a means to an end. I visited because I couldn’t stay in Bali for as long as I wanted on one visa, so I had to…

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What to Pack for Bali: Complete Bali Packing List

Beautiful Bali is one of the most visited places on the planet. Families, backpackers and couples all descend on this island, in search of an idyllic lifestyle including drinking coconuts on the beach, trekking up volcanoes, learning how to surf, experiencing Hindu culture and the amazing people of Bali and…

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Bali Animals: How to Find Ethical Tourism Experiences

Bali; it’s haven for surfers, culture seekers, beach bums and adrenalin-pumpers. There’s so many activities to participate in all over the island, including volcano trekking, temple trawling, rice terrace hiking, scuba diving and snorkeling, drinking, dining and relaxing in the most idyllic of locations. But the animal tourism industries in…

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Backpacking Bali Itinerary for First Timers

Bali’s been having a moment for about three years now. It’s been a popular destination for decades, due to its tropical climate, easy going lifestyle and rich culture; but tourism on the island has been booming recently – with people seeking its idyllic beaches, spectacular lookouts from sky-high volcanoes and…

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What to Pack for China: Essential Items to Put in Your Backpack

Planning a trip to China? There will no doubt be a lot of questions on your mind. How will I navigate the country with no Mandarin (if you can’t speak it)? How will I take the trains alone? How will I handle the food? These questions, and many, many more,…

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The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Langkawi for Plant-Based Travellers

One of Malaysia’s most loved tourist destinations, Langkawi is a popular destination for travellers. It is an archipelago made up of ninety-nine islands, surrounded by gorgeous turquoise sea. Picturesque paddy fields and jungle-clad hill, with the shoreline fringed by powder-fine sand and swaying coconut trees, make it a perfect destination…

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Travelling with Carry On Luggage Only in Asia: A How-To Guide

  One of my best sustainable travel tips is to pack less, because less items means reduced fuel emissions on transport. It also means favouring solid, package-free toiletries over weighty bottles. And guess what? Sustainable travel is often also cheap travel, and travelling in this way could save you a…

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Two Week Philippines Itinerary

It wasn’t until a few years ago, when three of its islands were dubbed the best in the world, that the Philippines caught the attention of adventurers, beach-goers, and vacationers all over the world. Now, it is definitely well known for its white sand beaches, crystal blue waters, fantastic dive sites, and…

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How To Make the Most of a Layover in Kuala Lumpur

Located at the crossroads between the far east and south Asia, and situated conveniently between the South East Asian hotspots of Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam and Oceania, Kuala Lumpur is on the route of many inter-continental journeys. And while I obviously love overlanding, sometimes money or time constraints have this…

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Two Week Japan Itinerary : Explore the Oriental Country by Rail

With its relatively small land size and incredible high-speed trains, Japan is an ideal destination to explore if you enjoy overland transit. There are many reasons to visit Japan: From ancient temples and shrines to ultra-modern hotels and cutting-edge technology Japan is quirky, fascinating and manages to blend past and…

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